Eleven million people in Germany need on your way to work for a minimum of 30 minutes, shall inform the Federal Institute for population research. This corresponds to about 27 percent of all workers, the need for the round trip more than an hour. In 1991 there were only 20 per cent, or eight million. Two-thirds of Commuters make use of the information, according to the car.


Where the German drive to and from work.

commuter flows: For a larger view

As the reasons for the increase in long work journeys, the Institute announced the increase in the number of working couples. Especially in the case of high-skilled it is often difficult to find in one place two matching Jobs. Also, the increase of temporary work contracts, forcing more people to Commute, since the Affected move less often in the vicinity of their temporary employment.

With increasing commuting time declining personal well-being, the risk for ailments such as high blood pressure or back increases pain. Commuters were statistically more frequently aggressive, and reported more sick. In addition, the family suffer to live under Because of the Job.

In the comparison of women and men, men commute an average of a little longer. Despite a change to the “egalitarian-partnership adjustments” in terms of budget, family and work, Commuting by men is still more socially accepted than women.